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Michelle Obama’s Becoming was a massive critical and commercial success when it was released in 2018. Readers who devoured the former First Lady’s memoir hoping to glean wisdom on how to navigate the world with grace will be thrilled to uncover the nuggets of advice she shares in The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times. From reflections on conquering fears to parenting thoughtfully, Obama uses stories from her own life to underscore universal lessons. Her clear-eyed confidence is a model for anyone searching for reason, strength, and optimism in tough times. —Lucy Feldman

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